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Trish Abbott Trish Abbott
Deputy Head of Data and Integration Services
Ministry of Defence

Trish Abbott is a ‘career’ Civil Servant in the MOD with 35 years experience in Defence Logistics, with the last 26 years managing IS delivery.  Ms. Abbott’s initial roles were within the Land Inventory Management area, before progressing into tri-service Logistics and Defence Procurement.  She was responsible for the delivery of the initial use of Enterprise Application Integration into the Logistics area, and is now the Log NEC lead for Data and Integration Services, which includes the management of Data and Integration Competency Centres to support the ongoing programme of work and the planned transformation of Defence Logistics. 
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Peter Aiken Peter Aiken
Founder
Data Blueprint

Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data management, architecture, and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than twenty-five years. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 17 different counties. Dr. Aiken's achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and other bibliographic entries. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University's Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of Data Blueprint.
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Christine Andrews Christine Andrews
Managing Director
DQM Group Limited

Christine Andrews has been a Director at DQM Group for the past 8 years.  At DQM she is responsible for developing initiatives to help organisations tackle security and governance issues and address the problems created by the use of third parties.  DQM is at the forefront of developing data security and broader governance solutions for organisations with high volumes of customer data.
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Nicola Askham Nicola Askham
Data Governance Consultant
Nicola Askham Ltd

Nicola Askham is an independent data management consultant, whose primary area of expertise is data governance.  Nicola has experience in designing and implementing full data governance organisations in both regulatory and non-regulatory environments. She has worked in Data Management for nine years, initially for a leading UK Bank, before becoming a consultant at the beginning of 2009.  Most recently Nicola has spent most of her time delivering data governance for Solvency II, but also offers data governance coaching.
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Jon Asprey Jon Asprey
Vice President, Strategic Consulting
Harte-Hanks Trillium Software

Jon Asprey leads the advisory consulting practice at Trillium Software where he is responsible for delivering best practice advice and guidance to Trillium’s many international clients. He has over 15 years’ experience in information management, data quality management and data analysis, gained through working for both global consultancies and software vendors across a variety of client industries.

Jon began his career advising on customer data integration, single customer view and customer segmentation programmes. Through this work he has amassed a depth of experience in leveraging enterprise data as a corporate asset. More recently, Jon has focused on assisting client organisations to plan their data governance and data quality strategies. This includes reviewing the organisational change and business case justification required to support a successful data governance or MDM programme. Jon has held senior consulting positions at both HP Consulting and Deloitte.

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Christoph Balduck Christoph Balduck
Service Area Manager MDM & DQ
Volvo IT

Christoph Balduck works for Volvo IT supporting all business units and business areas of the Volvo Group with both IS/IT solutions as well as business support.  Overtime Mr. Balduck has worked in several roles ranging from solution architect, program and project manager, business analyst, line manager and management consultant.  He has been active in IT for over 10 years and has experience with MDM since 2008.  Currently Mr. Balduck works in the Solution Unit providing MDM support and solutions (business and IT) for all internal and external customers of Volvo IT.
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Eldar Bjørge Eldar Bjørge
Leading Advisor Information Architecture
Statoil

Eldar Bjørge is leading advisor within Information Architecture at Statoil (Norway) with a background in IT and Information/ Data  Management. He has a master in informatics and has more than 25 year experience in the IT and oil industry from various positions both in service companies, research institutes and oil companies. He has worked at Statoil since 1992, in a variety of application, data and information management roles.
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Christopher Bradley Christopher Bradley
Business Consulting Director
IPL

Christopher Bradley has spent 32 years in the Information management field, working for leading organisations in Data Management Strategy, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence.  Graduating in 1979 Chris worked for the MoD(Navy), Volvo, Thorn EMI (as Head of Information Management), Readers Digest Inc (as UK CIO), and Coopers and Lybrand Management Consultancy where he established and ran the International Data Management practice.  Chris heads IPL’s Business Consultancy practice and is advising several Energy, Pharmaceutical and Government clients on Business Process and Information Asset Management.  Chris is a member of the MPO, Director of DAMA UK and holds the CDMP Master certification.  He co_authored “Data Modelling For The Business – A Handbook for aligning the business with IT using high-level data models”.  Chris is a columnist and frequent contributor to industry publications.  He authors an experts channel on the influential BeyeNETWORK, is a recognised thought-leader in Information Management and regular key speaker at major International Information Management conferences.
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Corinne Brazier Corinne Brazier
Force Records Manager
West Midlands Police

Corinne Brazier joined West Midlands Police in 2005 and 4 years ago became the first West Midlands Police Force Records Manager. Responsible for the retention of all types of force records and ensuring that the force complied with the requirements of the Management of Police Information Guidance, Corinne also took on management of data quality and audit. She set up the Information Assurance Team to conduct audit of core systems and carry out essential data quality work as part of a programme of work improving the understanding of the importance of data quality and information management across the organisation. Corinne has been heavily involved in developing and implementing a 'Golden Nominal' system using DataFlux which enables a single view of nominal records from 15 police systems. This system has proved very successful in highlighting the risks of bad data and increasing the chance of users finding relevant records by aggregating them together.
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Micheline Casey Micheline Casey
Principal
CDO, LLC

Micheline Casey is Principal at CDO, LLC, a boutique consultancy supporting the development of large scale enterprise information management, data governance, and data security strategic plans and implementation efforts. CDO, LLC helps both private and public sector organizations create customer-centric approaches to information and service delivery; improve information accessibility; streamline and link cross-departmental business processes; reduce information fragmentation; maximize the return on funding investments in information architecture and application development; produce accurate and actionable business intelligence and performance metrics; and, improve risk management and cyber security postures. Ms. Casey also authors the dataTrending blog, at www.dataTrending.wordpress.com.  Prior to CDO, LLC, Micheline was the first state Chief Data Officer in the country, and part of the Governor’s Office in the State of Colorado.  Micheline earned her M.B.A from the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business and a B.S. in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Dirk Coutuer Dirk Coutuer
Information Architect
ING Bank

Dirk Coutuer is looking back at a 25 year IT career exclusively focused on data related matters. These include: data migration projects, YK2 data compliance, implementation of a DWH, Master Data and Meta Data projects, Data Governance, Information Management etc. The contexts in which he has worked are: defence, social security and postal services. The last 2 years he is introducing data governance at ING bank.  A no-nonsense approach and establishing a good communication between IT and the business are his two basic rules He is an active member of the DAMA chapter and the Information Governance Council.
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Elizabeth Davis Elizabeth Davis
Head, Information Quality Group
International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Elizabeth Davis is a founding member of the Information Quality Group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the focal point for enterprise-wide data governance at IFC, and has led the unit since 2004. She is a member of IAIDQ and a speaker on data governance best practices. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pepperdine University and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
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Olivier de Compiegne Olivier de Compiègne
CRM/MDM Project Manager
Printemps

Olivier de Compiègne joined Printemps in 1992. Currently he’s responsible for the different CRM initiatives, including the new Loyalty solution, and the MDM implementation. Previously he was Project manager of the first Loyalty solution implemented in 2005 and the Marketing DataMart definition and implementation.  Previously he worked in other departments in Printemps, as Financial controller and in the Travel business and in the Banking sector. He has a degree in Business Management by the Ecole HEC Paris. 
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Mary Drabble Mary Drabble
MDM Consultant
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Mary Drabble has more than 10 years experience in MDM and data governance and has worked with a number of Cognizant clients, predominantly in Life Sciences.  Ms. Drabble joined Cognizant’s MDM practice after many years in the oil industry managing IT projects, specialising in SAP MDM and was involved in the design and implementation of the enterprise-wide SAP MDM program at BP, managing a team of data stewards operating the Supplier registration service.  She holds a Master and Bachelor degree in Geophysics, from Durham and Edinburgh universities and a DipFM awarded by ACCA.
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Jacob du Toit Jacob du Toit
Enterprise Architect
BBC Worldwide

Jacob du Toit has more than 12 years experience in the IT industry and is employed by BBC Worldwide, which is the commercial arm of the BBC.  Mr. du Toit has worked in industries such as mining, defence, retail, and media.  He has introduced and implemented enterprise data models, data governance and strategies around business intelligence.  His passion and experience is in and around data management and more particular the distinction and dissimilarity between how humans and machines use and see data.  Prior to BBC, Mr. du Toit worked at Best Buy Europe/The Carphone Warehouse and the South African IT Agency.  He received his Bsc, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from North-West University (South Africa).
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Jill Dyche Jill Dyché
Vice President, Thought Leadership
DataFlux

Jill Dyché is Vice President of Thought Leadership at DataFlux. She is responsible for industry analysis and education in the areas of data governance, business intelligence, and master data management, and advises executives and boards on the strategic importance of investing in enterprise information.

Jill is an author and popular blogger on the role of information in business. Her first book, e-Data (Addison Wesley) has been published in eight languages, and she is the author ofThe CRM Handbook (Addison Wesley), a best-seller. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Computerworld, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.com. Jill contributes content and advice for the SearchDataManagement.com, SearchCRM.com, B-Eye-Network, and Information Management communities. Jill’s latest book is Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth (John Wiley & Sons) co-authored with Baseline Partner Evan Levy. Jill was the co-founder of Baseline Consulting, which was acquired by DataFlux in 2011.

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Dr. Walid el Abed Dr. Walid el Abed
Founder and President
Global Data Excellence

Dr. Walid el Abed is the founder and president of Global Data Excellence.  Mr. el Abed is a globally renowned expert and visionary in the fields of Data Governance, data quality, data conversion, metadata and master data management.  For more than 13 years, he has defined and implemented data strategies within global organizations through data quality and data governance implementations to achieve business excellence.  Mr. el Abed’s frameworks and methodologies are unique, delivering tangible value from high quality data. He is also a recognized international speaker and delivers training, seminars and conferences on data excellence from vision to value generation.  Prior to founding Global Data Excellence, Mr. el Abed was Business Excellence Manager at Nestlé headquarters, based in Switzerland.  He received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Artificial Intelligence (Computer and Language Science) with first class honors distinction from Université de Franche-Comté at Besançon (Doubs), France.
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Rolf Emmens Rolf Emmens
Manager – MDM
KPN Corporate Market B.V.

Rolf Emmens joined KPN Corporate Market in 2010 and currently holds the role of Manager MDM and is therefore responsible for Data Governance and Masterdata Maintenance. Additionaly he heads the Shared Services Center Masterdata. Prior to KPN, Mr. Emmens worked as Assistant Manager IT Audit at CRH plc and Information Security Officer at Inter Access BV. He received his MSc, BedrijfsInformatietechnologie from Universiteit Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) and a postdoc IT Audit from Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
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Mike Ferguson Mike Ferguson
Managing Director
Intelligent Business Strategies

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited.  As an analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence, data management and enterprise business integration.  With over 30 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence/corporate performance management strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, business integration, MDM and data integration.  He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles.  Mike is a resident expert on the B-EYE-Network, providing articles, blogs and his insights on the industry.  Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at NCR on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates.  He teaches popular master classes in New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Operational BI, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture.
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Maxine Fletcher Maxine Fletcher
Associate Director, Master Data Governance
UCB Pharma SA

Initially in the process, management and creation of MDM, Maxine Fletcher now focuses on Master Data Governance throughout the UCB organization.  Mrs. Fletcher provides direction and advice as regards master and meta-data set- up for different projects across supply chain, sales, marketing and manufacturing.  Previously, she was responsible for the functional design of a Global Product Data Management System including the interface requirements used to feed different global systems at UCB. One of these systems is the SAP single instance which has been rolled out in 13 countries to date, with North America scheduled for go live beginning 2012.  On top of her responsibilities, Mrs. Fletcher held the role of Global Key User for the SAP4UCB project for master data from 2007 until Q1 2010.  Prior to joining UCB, she worked at Baxter Healthcare for 16 years on various system integration projects, focusing on master data cleansing, harmonisation, migration before go live coupled with data integrity and compliance controls post implementation.  Mrs. Fletcher is a recognised speaker and speaks regularly at international events.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton.
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Eva Gardyn
Data Architect
National Australia Bank

Eva Gardyn is an I.T. professional with a strong interest in information management. Her career involved working with major organisations with a significant focus in the Banking and Finance sector.  She has had over twenty years experience in data-related work and has presented at national and international conferences on data topics.  Her work engagements have included consultancy and in-house work.  Accomplishments have ranged from solving specific problems to generating overall improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of the business.

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Kiran Gill Kiran Gill
Senior Strategic Consultant
Trillium Software

Kiran Gill is a Senior Strategic Consultant with Trillium Software. She has over 13 years of experience working within data management across various sectors. She has a strong background in data strategy and management as well as leveraging of data for marketing and performance measurement.

She has focused extensively on business process improvement, data quality, data governance best practice and maximising the utility of business data. Kiran advises clients to enable transformation, optimisation and maintenance of their data assets. Her work covers disciplines such as applied data governance, regulatory compliance, global data management, single customer view and online/offline integration.

Kiran has expertise in creating and overseeing large scale data management programmes within both the Public and Private Sectors. She has helped global businesses create aligned strategies to facilitate robust data management and data usage. She has worked with Healthcare, Automotive, Financial, Legal and Technology organisations to embed a data driven approach with an aligned business strategy.

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Steven M. Gort Steven M. Gort
Teammanager Data Design
Dutch Tax Office

Steven Gort Joined the Dutch Tax Office in 2007 and currently holds the role of Teammanager Data Design and is responsible for Data Architecture and Business Process Engineering. Prior to the Dutch Tax Office, he worked as Oracle Database Administration Consultant and was responsible for the IT Operations Management at the Internet Service Provider Tiscali in the Netherlands. He gained a degree in Chemistry at the University of Applied Science of College in Utrecht.
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James Hathway James Hathway
Enterprise Architect
Standard Life

James Hathway has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of IT roles, in both manufacturing and finance. He now works for Standard Life where for the last 3 years he has been responsible for establishing data governance initiatives including data classification and metadata management. He is currently supporting the company’s Solvency 2 program in developing a data governance framework and is responsible for establishing an Enterprise Data Management function that will coordinate and support data governance across Standard Life’s UK operations.
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Robert Hawker Robert Hawker
EVO Global Data Lead
Vodafone

Robert Hawker is the Global Data Lead within Vodafone’s transformation programme, EVO, responsible for data governance and quality across Finance, Supply Chain and HR. Prior to this role, he was responsible for the implementation of the SAP MDM tool across 20 markets. His background is in finance, having qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 before joining Vodafone’s Group Finance department.
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Andrew Hazelwood Andrew Hazelwood
Data Architect
CPPGroup Plc

Andrew Hazelwood has over eight years’ experience of data quality, customer data integration (CDI) and MDM.  Mr. Hazelwood was involved in the 2008 project to implement DataFlux’s dfPower Studio and qMDM hub in to CPP’s infrastructure.  Currently responsible for CPP’s Europe-wide DataFlux platform and enterprise data warehouse, he ensures data cleansing services are available to UK, Spanish and Italian data management teams, with an additional implementation in to CPP’s Mexican office imminent.  Providing a single customer view and master data generated from CPP’s UK customer base, Mr. Hazelwood is focused on delivering further integration between the qMDM hub and data warehouse, to facilitate streamlined reporting solutions centred around the customer. In addition he promotes the benefits of data governance practices to IT and business users, enabling effective solutions to deliver high quality data in to operational systems.  Mr. Hazelwood earned his BSc (first class) from Leeds Metropolitan University.
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Jan Henderyckx Jan Henderyckx
Managing Partner
Envizion

Jan Henderyckx is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986.  He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan's experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets.  He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association) and runs the Belgian Information Governance Council.   He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards.
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Paul Highams Paul Highams
Enterprise Information Architect
Catlin

Paul Highams is the Enterprise Information Architect at specialist insurer Catlin. He has been working in the Information Management  field for  23 years. His experience in the manufacturing, retail and financial service sectors provide him with multiple perspectives on the Information Management challenges faced by Companies. He has practical experience of implementing Data Warehouses, Master Data Management solutions and Information Governance, and the role they play in contributing to regulatory compliance. He is currently engaged on projects at Catlin introducing Master Data Management and Data Governance.

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Tony Hodgson Tony Hodgson
Executive Architect
IBM

Tony Hodgson has over 38 years of experience in Information Governance, Information Management, Business Intelligence and Information Technology. He is a leading specialist in information management and governance including methodologies, information asset identification and definition, ownership and stewardship, governance definition and organisational restructuring.   He has successfully led a number of Information Governance projects, delivering real business value and culture change.  His most recent assignment has been with a major UK mobile and service provider where he defined and implemented an Information Management Competency Centre as well as an Information Governance Council. He has defined and implemented information governance policies, procedures, standards and methods as well as defining strategies for MDM, Data Quality, Information Exploitation and Information Asset Management.  Tony continues to work with and advise on information governance issues with this mobile and services provider.  Tony’s other assignments have been in the financial, manufacturing, local and central government, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, energy and service industries.
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Morten Ilaug Morten Ilaug
Managing Consultant
Capgemini

Morten Ilaug is Managing Consultant within Capgemini’s Business Information Management (BIM) practice.  His areas of expertise include data quality, master data governance and MDM strategy.  During his past six years within the Information Strategy industry has spent the past four focused on MDM. He received his Masters degree in International Relations from the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia).
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Alexander Isacson Alexander Isacson
Master Data Program Manager
PostNord

Alexander Isacson works as Master Data Program Manager at PostNord.  Mr. Isacson has spent the last two years building the Master Data Competence Centre which covers all aspects of an MDM practice -- ranging from defining the business case for MDM to describe the governance, organization, processes and information architecture to the technology.  Prior to his current position, he was an MDM consultant for three years mainly working with and around SAP Netweaver MDM.  Mr. Isacson has been an instructor for MDM courses at SAP and has also published articles in the SAPSA (Swedish SAP user group) magazine.  He has a background in Data Modelling, Data Architecture, Data Migration, and Business Intelligence before dedicating his career to MDM.  Mr. Isacson has primarily worked in the Telecom and Postal/Logistics industries.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University.
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Dylan Jones Dylan Jones
Editor
Data Quality Pro

Dylan Jones is the founder and editor of the online community resource, Data Quality Pro. He has over 16 years experience operating in complex data quality, data migration and business intelligence projects across the automotive, retail, financial and telecommunications sectors. In recent years he has focused his efforts on creating social media platforms that serve to educate and connect data quality professionals across the globe.
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Tron Erik Jønmyr Tron Erik Jønmyr
Head of BI Architecture & Design
DNB ASA

Tron Erik Jønmyr is Head of BI Architecture Design at DNB ASA.  Mr. Jønmyr’s Data Architecture job experience includes 26 years at DNB, out of which the last 14 years were within Enterprise Data Warehouse.
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Rob Jordan Rob Jordan
Enterprise Architect
Arqiva

Rob Jordan’s role at Arqiva is to establish an Enterprise Architecture approach; in other words making sure that the company’s processes, systems and data integrate seamlessly, allowing us to deliver projects and operations quickly and efficiently.   Rob spent many years developing networking software for IBM, before moving on to a variety of architecture roles, ranging from strategic projects for major organisations such as BBC, BP, BT and Marks & Spencer, to new online business launches.  Rob is a Chartered IT Professional.
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Greet Krekels Greet Krekels
Information Manager
GDF Suez

Greet Krekels has been In IT since 1984. She is a Functional analyst for Master Data Component.  For the last few years Greet has been implementing the Information Management within Portfolio Management.
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Alar Krist Alar Krist
Enterprise Information Architect
Swedbank

Alar Krist is currently an enterprise information architect of Swedbank Group.  He has over 15 years IT and Banking experience by working as system analyst, IT architect, Enterprise Information Architect, and lecturer in different universities.   His current focus and responsibility areas are enterprise wide information management, data governance strategy, MDM and BI strategy, and overall information architecture in Swedbank Group.
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Anton Langeler

Anton Langeler
Global IT Director
O'Neill


Headquartered in Warmond, The Netherlands, O’Neill started in San Francisco in 1952 with the world’s first neoprene wetsuit.  The surfwear and equipment brand organization now spans four continents and 118 countries. Anton Langeler, in addition to his position at O’Neill, is also IT Manager for fashion giant Waalwear Men’s & Kids and  the complete Vilenzo group.  Prior to joining O’Neill, Mr. Langeler worked 17 years as a business and BI consultant as well as product manager in various industries including Automotive, Semiconductors, Footwear & Apparel, and Packaging (firms such as Names, Pillopak, Salty Dog, Bjorn Borg, Boomsma, Buhrmann Tetterode, and Succes). His career has spanned manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers. Mr. Langeler graduated from Hogeschool of Utrecht with a specialty in Logistics and Hogeschool of Groningen with a specialty in Informatics.
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Judy Losty Judy Losty
Business Lead, Data Stewardship and Governance
GlaxoSmithKline

Judy Losty has worked at GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development for 9 years. She initially worked as the programme manager to build a repository for clinical study data and then moved onto setting up the clinical data stewardship program. For the last year she has been looking at applying this experience to formalise data stewardship across the preclinical area. Prior to working at GlaxoSmithKline Judy spent over 12 years working on data related projects in other industry sectors. This included project management and business analysis for Customer Relationship Management systems for a financial services company and a software house, and 6 years as senior IT team leader for a direct marketing agency. Judy is a corporate member of the DGPO (Data Governance Professionals Organisation).

 


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Ian Lottering Ian Lottering
MDM Practice Leader
Consology

Ian Lottering is Practice Manager for the Applications and Data department at Consololgy with 16 years of experience in the South African technology market as well as two years of experience working in the UK.  Mr. Lottering joined Consology in 2005 and has since had a hands-on role in customer data integration and MDM projects. Mr. Lottering is currently working onsite, as a Subject Matter Expert, with one of South Africa’s largest telco’s to assist with their MDM, and SOA, implementation.
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Piyush Malik Piyush Malik
IAIDQ Director of Partnerships

Piyush Malik currently focuses on strategic initiatives and emerging technologies as part of IBM’s Global Business Analytics & Optimization Services. Specializing in Information management strategy and architecture, Big Data, information quality and governance, business intelligence, master data and advanced analytics, he has over twenty years of international consulting, sales and cross –industry delivery experience with Fortune 500 clients.  He has served as the founding director of IBM’s Global BAO Center of Competency and previously led the Information Integrity consulting practice at PricewatehouseCoopers Management Consulting Services before it got acquired by IBM in 2002. Piyush has also been serving on the Board of Directors of International Association of Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) since 2008 and as a charter member since inception.  He holds Bachelors degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering and Masters in Management of Technology from IIT, Delhi and has lived in California, USA for the past 16 years.

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Phil May Phil May
Head of Management Information
Royal Mail

Phil May is Head of Management Information for Royal Mail Letters and is the primary business driver and visionary behind the Data Warehouse and MDM solution encompassed in Supply Chain Visibility Enterprise Reporting programme.
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Miguel Mesa Miguel Mesa
CRM Project Director
Printemps

Miguel Mesa has collaborated with Printemps since September 2010 to March 2012, when he joined the CRM initiative as co Director. He provided his IT experience in other luxury Retailers, like Harrods, and a broad experience as consultant in the Retail and Consumer Goods sector. Currently runs his own Business.

Previously he worked for Harrods as Head of Applications, where he worked in several projects of IT Strategic plans, improvements in the POS and Customer Service, and Customer/Sales Information Management, and he was since 2004 the Partner in charge of the Retail&FMCG sector in a global Consulting Company (Everis), which joined in 1998. He also worked at Repsol and Cap Gemini as a Project Manager. He has a degree in Maths by the Complutense University and an eMBA by IESE Business School. 
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Anwar Mirza Anwar Mirza
Financial Systems & Data Governance Director
TNT Express

Anwar Mirza's background in management accounting, credit management and systems development has allowed him to observe data integrity from various perspectives. He has held various management positions within TNT Express' global head office based in the Netherlands. His responsibilities have included International Audit, Corporate Financial Systems (Accounting consolidation), Divisional Administration Director (Credit Management) and Back-Office Project Director (in SAP covering Accounting, HR and Purchasing). His drive to continually improve business data quality challenges business process owners and software developers alike to enable Data Governance within TNT. Anwar now also leads the Data Governance initiatives along with his other responsibilities and has presented his experiences at several DG/MDM events around Europe, USA and Asia Pacific.
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Gill Moore Gill Moore
Director, Master Data Management
GlaxoSmithKline

Gill Moore has over 30 years of experience within GlaxoSmithKline across a variety of Divisions in both the Business and IT. In recent years she has led international change programmes including Clinical Data Stewardship where she designed and implemented a stewardship operating model, an Information Architecture project where she led the development of a Data Dictionary and, most recently, Master Data Management for clinical data. Gill is a corporate member of the DGPO (Data Governance Professionals Organisation).
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James Moore James Moore
Head of Data Architecture
Barclays

James Moore has over 15 years of extensive experience in information management both in-house and as a consultant in several sectors including financial services, public sector, telecommunications and retail. Currently Head of Data Architecture for the retail side of Barclays bank, leading a team of data architects, modellers and analysts focused on defining and delivering Data (Information) architectures and strategies across the enterprise, ranging from master data management for customer and reference data; strategies and techniques for appropriate exploitation of the data; establishing sustainable and effective data governance through to building a full data landscape information model.
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Ken O'Connor Ken O'Connor
Data Quality Management Consultant
Professional IT Personnel Ltd

Ken O'Connor is an independent data consultant with over 30 years of hands on experience in the field. Ken specialises in helping organisations meet the data quality management challenges presented by data intensive programmes such as data conversions, data migrations, data population and regulatory programmes such as Solvency II, Basel II / III, Single Customer View and Anti Money Laundering. Ken provides practical data quality and data governance advice at his popular blog: http://kenoconnordata.com/.
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Dan Onions Dan Onions
Lead Architect
Glue Reply Ltd

Dan Onions is an Enterprise Architect and is lead architect on the MOD Logistics Master Catalogue Service initiative. As a consultant, Mr. Onions has worked across a number of industries, including financial services, utilities, central government and defence. He often sits in leadership roles providing a bridge between the business and technology perspectives of transformation programmes.  Mr. Onions has a background as a J2EE solution architect and data architect, mainly on large projects that involve a high degree of business change.
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Clarke Patterson Clarke Patterson
Senior Director of Data Quality Product Marketing
Informatica

Clarke Patterson is the Senior Director of Data Quality Product Marketing at Informatica. Clarke is responsible for product and technical marketing activities for Data Profiling, Data Quality and Data Governance as part of the overreaching Data Quality business unit at Informatica. Clarke joined Informatica after spending almost nine years in product marketing and product management at IBM. Prior to IBM he held product management positions at both Informix and Red Brick Systems. Clarke brings over 15 years of leadership experience to Informatica having lead teams in product marketing, product management and engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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Darren Peirce Darren Peirce
CTO
Kalido

Darren Peirce serves as Kalido’s CTO, responsible for leading Kalido’s product direction. Darren works closely with Kalido’s engineering, marketing and field teams to ensure product requirements match both customer and market needs. Darren also plays a key role in developing and maturing key partnerships with leading technology companies.

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David Plotkin David Plotkin
Advisory Consultant
EMC2

David Plotkin is an Advisory Consultant for EMC2, working in Enterprise Information Management. He is responsible for leading efforts at client companies to plan and implement Data Governance both as stand-alone efforts and as part of other initiatives such as Data Quality improvement and Master Data Management. He has previously managed Data Governance at an insurance company and managed data quality at two large banks.  He has been working with data governance, data modeling, metadata and data quality for over 20 years. He is a popular speaker at DAMA chapters and conferences, and serves as a subject matter expert on many topics around metadata, data governance, and data quality.
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Pablo Riboldi Pablo Riboldi
Solution Manager Information Governance & Quality
LDS Church

Pablo Riboldi is an animated presenter known for his ability to simplify difficult concepts and show them in practical, understandable ways. Pablo has worked of the past 4 years as the Solution Manager for Information Governance and Quality for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has presented many times at DAMA, DG Conferences in the US and Europe receiving high scores. He has a PhD in Instructional Science and is an adjunct faculty for Argosy University teaching graduate courses on Information Systems and Research Methods. He has a passion for teaching and sharing with others.
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Clay Richardson Clay Richardson
Senior Analyst
Forrester Research

Clay Richardson is Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, where he serves Business Process professionals and is a leading expert on business process management software, services, and methodologies. Clay delivers strategic guidance to Business Process professionals seeking to improve collaborative and operational business processes. Clay specifically helps enterprises establish BPM strategies, governance standards, and BPM centers of excellence; identify Agile and Lean methodologies best suited for BPM projects; and establish vendors and technologies that help automate and optimize mission-critical business processes.
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Andrew Rigby Andrew Rigby
Information Architect
Rolls-Royce

Andrew Rigby is an Information Architect working in the Technology Office function within Rolls-Royce.  He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing initiatives across multiple industries on a global scale.  As someone who understands that data is a key driver in enabling the organisation to make more informed decisions, he recognises that the quality of data and the way in which it is handled, at a technology and at a human level, as it moves through the enterprise is critical to the future success of any initiation that uses information.
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Benjamin Rund Benjamin Rund
Chief Marketing Officer
Heiler Software

Ben Rund is currently chief marketing officer (CMO) for Heiler Software at their Stuttgart international headquarters. Previously, Mr. Rund served as head of marketing and communications for Heiler. Prior to Heiler, he worked as Head of Marketing and PR at digital printing firm SDZeCOM. Mr.Rund received his Bachelor of Arts in Media Economics from Berufsakademie Ravensburg.
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Pushpak Sarkar Pushpak Sarkar
Director, Enterprise Information Management
United Healthcare Insurance

Mr. Pushpak “Push” Sarkar is currently Director of Enterprise Information Management at United Healthcare Insurance.  Over the last couple of years , Mr. Sarkar has been instrumental in setting up the enterprise MDM strategy at the corporate/enterprise level (United Healthcare Group – UHG).  He has also recently led architecture/design efforts on a Customer/Client MDM hub implementation for their business segment, guiding the delivery team on planning, design and execution phases successfully.  In this project, Mr. Sarkar led the EIM team for UHG’s MDM implementation efforts on the IBM InfoSphere MDM Server product suite. He also supports MDM data governance efforts across multiple business segments. Prior to this role, he held a variety of IT architecture and Data Management positions within Citi Smith Barney, Merck, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He received his Executive Master's in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and his Bachelor of Science in Technology (Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur.
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Chris Saunders Christopher Saunders
Data Governance Leader, Europe (Business Analytics and Optimisation)
IBM UK

Christopher Saunders has specialised in Data Governance for almost ten years and has designed and managed data governance implementations for a wide range of clients in the financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications and public sectors an author of many white papers and conference presentations on the subject. His paper jointly produced with the British Army, describing the development of their Data Management Organisation, was awarded the Data Governance Best Practice Award 2010. 
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Andrew Schulze Andrew Schulze
Global Data Architect
Royal Dutch Shell

Andrew Schulze is the Global Data Architect for Shell International, where he is currently involved in a number of enterprise wide projects, including the development and implementation of an MI strategy in the businesses, an MDM service, a data quality strategy and a meta data strategy. Andrew has deployed solutions in most of the data architecture disciplines, including BI, MDM and data quality. His background includes work in the public sector and extensive time in the financial services industry. Andrew established and managed the data architecture team in JPMorgan’s WSS division. While there he defined a master data management strategy and addressed a number of data quality issues. He built a team and managed the development and deployment of a reporting solution for Bear Stearns.
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Sean Sinclair

Sean Sinclair
Travis Perkins

Sean Sinclair is the Group Head of Data Development at Travis Perkins. He has been with the group for 22 years and spent the early part of his career working in sales and operations gaining extensive experience throughout the business. More recently he has led the management and development of data delivery and services across multiple brands. Sean’s current role as part of the senior management team is focused on developing and driving new initiatives to deliver sales and profit enhancements, operational efficiencies and to support the strategic development of the group as it continues to grow.He is very much on the business side of data management and has extensive experience particularly with product data. Sean has a degree in Biology from Oxford University, and is a former international athlete. He is also a member of the DataFlux Customer Advisory Board.
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Duncan Slater Duncan Slater
Manager, Accenture Information Management Services
Accenture

Duncan Slater is a Manager in the Accenture Information Management Services (AIMS) with extensive experience in both Data Warehousing and Master Data Management.  Duncan led the Business Design and MDM work streams on the Supply Chain Visibility Enterprise Reporting programme. Duncan has experience across industries implementing Business Intelligence and Master Data solutions within data warehouse use cases and without. Duncan has worked in roles from Enterprise Architecture to  Delivery management.
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Sunil Soares Sunil Soares
Director - Information Governance
IBM

Sunil Soares is the Director of Information Governance within IBM Software Group.  Sunil has worked with more than a hundred clients across multiple industries including banking, insurance, life sciences, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare and government.  Sunil helps clients assess their Information Governance Maturity and determine the appropriate processes and tools to move forward.  Sunil published his first book called The IBM Data Governance Unified Process that details the fourteen steps and almost one hundred sub-steps to implement an Information Governance program. The book is currently in its second print and has also been translated into Chinese.  Sunil’s second book called Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function reviews the best way to approach Information Governance by industry and function.  Sunil has held various sales and marketing roles within IBM Software.  Prior to his current role, Sunil was the Director of Worldwide Channels & Alliances for InfoSphere within IBM Software Group where he worked with a number of partners around their Information Governance practices.  Prior to joining IBM, Sunil worked at the Financial Services Strategy Consulting Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York. Sunil lives in New Jersey and holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Dileep Srinivasan

Dileep Srinivasan
Vice President – Customer Solutions Practice
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Dileep Srinivasan is the Vice President – Customer Solutions Practice at Cognizant Technology Solutions. With over 25 years of experience in the consulting practice, Mr. Srinivasan has contributed extensively to organizations, helping them derive strategic benefits and greater return on investment from their IT investments. He has been a key speaker at many global conferences covering wide varieties of topics such as strategic outsourcing, change management, call center management and managed operations. In his current role, he is involved in building industry specific CDI-MDM solutions, establishing data governance principles and establishing key partnerships to enable better value addition. Mr. Srinivasan has also provided key solutions to clients in the data governance and stewardship areas. He received his MBA from the National University of Singapore.

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Michelle Teufel Michelle Teufel
Head of Global Planning & Governance
Premier Farnell

Michelle Teufel currently works as Head of Global Planning for Premier Farnell, Plc; a multi-national distributor of electronic components.  As Head of Global Planning Michelle reports directly to the COO and is responsible for strategic governance and management of a multi-year, £55m+ global systems investment portfolio comprised of seven strategic systems replacements across the organization.  She is also responsible for the ongoing tactical operational planning and execution across all business units. Key accountabilities include full delivery of the systems investment portfolio; prioritization and alignment across all Business Units and IT; and the development and execution of a group-wide communications strategy on all strategic, systemic changes at both the Executive and Board level.  Prior to this role Michelle worked for 15 years in IT in roles from programmer to application architect and Program Management in the catalog distribution industry with a key focus on data management, catalog production and supply chain including 6 years as founder for her own software company.
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Gwen Thomas Gwen Thomas
President
The Data Governance Institute

Gwen Thomas is a data governance pioneer. She is the founder and president of The Data Governance Institute, which provides in-depth, vendor-neutral information about – and assistance with – the governance of data and information. Gwen also serves as publisher of the web’s largest data governance resource, at www.datagovernance.com.   Gwen has personally helped dozens of companies to build or mature their data strategies and data governance programs.   Before governance got “hot” and she decided to focus entirely on data-related concerns, Gwen spent a dozen years working in the trenches and in management roles as a systems integration consultant and Knowledge Manager. Prior to that she managed and governed content while serving as was a college teacher, a marketing/pr person, and a publisher of a literary magazine.
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Nigel Turner Nigel Turner
VP Information Management Strategy
Trillium Software

Nigel Turner is Vice President of Information Management Strategy at Trillium Software where he is helping current and potential Trillium Software clients expand and accelerate their enterprise data quality initiatives. Before this he worked as an independent consultant and writer on data management, providing consultancy & services to the Institute of Direct Marketing and Trillium Software & its customers.   He spent much of his career at British Telecommunications plc (BT) where he led an internal enterprise wide data quality improvement programme. This ten year programme was praised by Gartner, Forrester, Ovum Butler and others both for its approach and proven benefits. He also ran a successful Information Management and CRM practice providing consultancy and solutions to many of BT’s corporate customers. Nigel has published several papers on data management and is a regular invited speaker at Telco, CRM and Information Management events. Recently he co-authored the Institute of Direct Marketing’s new online “Essentials of Data Management” training course. In 2007 he was voted by fellow data management professionals as runner up in Data Strategy magazine’s “UK Data Professional of the Year.”
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Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

Rick F. van der Lans is an independent consultant, author and lecturer specialising in XML, data warehousing, application integration, and information modelling. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy based in The Netherlands. Rick has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their data warehouse architectures. Rick van der Lans is an internationally acclaimed lecturer. For the last fifteen years, he has been presenting professionally, and has lectured in many of the European countries, South America, the USA, and in Australia. He has presented many keynote speeches at international events. He is chairman of the Database Systems Show (organised annually in The Netherlands since 1984), he is columnist for two major newspapers in the Benelux, called Computable and DataNews. Additionally, he is advisor for magazines such as Software Release Magazine and Database Magazine. His popular books, including 'Introduction to SQL' and 'The SQL Guide to Oracle', have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Recently, he has published a very successful book on presentation skills.
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Geert Van Grootel Geert Van Grootel
Senior Researcher
Flemish Government

Geert Van Grootel is an active member of the CERIF Taskgroup and the architect of the FRIS (Flanders Research Information Space) program.   Geert is a Senior Researcher for the Economy, Science & Innovation Department of the Flemish Government.
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Ron van Kints Ron van Kints
Senior Director - IT Demand Finance and Global MDM
KPN Corporate Market B.V.

Ron van Kints has a financial background and currently holds the role of Senior Director with IT Demand Finance and Global MDM in his portfolio. Additionally, he is currently responsible for Financial Governance. Prior to this role, Mr. van Kints worked as Finance Director Getronics WMS.
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Jim Walker Jim Walker
Director, Product Marketing
Talend

Jim Walker is a developer turned marketer.  He has expertise in computer security, master data management, data quality and big data.  His marketing focus has been on customer and how to turn success into value for others.  He has grown some of the best young companies, including Vontu, Initiate Systems and currently Talend.
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Colin Wood Colin Wood
Enterprise Information architect
GlaxoSmithKline

Colin Wood is the Enterprise Information Architect for GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development. As part of this role he manages services for master data management, data quality and data modelling. Colin has more than 20 years experience within IT and during that time has specialised in Enterprise Architecture and information management roles. Current projects include the implementation of Informatica (formerly Siperian) MDM as solution supporting management of GSK's Clinical environment. He is also leading the implementation of an overall framework for information architecture across the R&D organisation. Prior to joining GSK Colin had roles within IT Consultancy and as a research scientist at the UK Meteorological Office. Colin has a Bsc Hons in Maths and Physics.
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Aaron Zornes Aaron Zornes
Founder & Chief Research Officer
The MDM Institute

Aaron Zornes is the founder and chief research officer of the MDM Institute (formerly the CDI-MDM Institute). Mr. Zornes is a noted speaker and author on Global 2000 enterprise IT issues and is the most quoted industry analyst on the topics of master data management (MDM), customer data integration (CDI), and data governance. Mr. Zornes is also the editor and lead contributor to DM Review's CDI and MDM Newsletters as well as the monthly columnist for both CDI and MDM. Prior to founding the MDM Institute, he was founder and executive VP of META Group's largest research advisory practice for 15 years. Mr. Zornes also held line and strategic management roles in leading vendor and user organizations, including executive and managerial positions at Ingres Corp., Wang, Software AG of North America, and Cincom Systems. Mr. Zornes received his M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.
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